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Sandy’s Aftermath: Storm Leaves Path of Destruction in Classic Car Community

Insurer says event is largest-ever loss in collector car history.

by on Dec.06, 2012

Haggerty Insurance estimates that as many as 10,000 classic cars may have been damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Many of them were Corvettes.

While the loss of collector cars is nowhere near as important as the loss of lives, lifestyles and livelihoods from October’s Superstorm Sandy, that isn’t stopping many collectors from starting to think about how they will move on with their hobby after losing a beloved car.

Hagerty Insurance, the Traverse City, Mich.- based insurer that specializes in classic cars, said in a blog post that the storm damaged or destroyed between 8,000 and 10,000 classic cars, making the Sandy the classic car hobby’s most devastating single loss event ever.

High and Dry!

But Hagerty said in a blog post that the devastation from the storm has not stopped car people from starting their searches for new cars and parts – even while using computers powered by portable generators.